My friends got a 1970 Mercury marquis, its a 429 v8 with a 2b carb, it broke down on the road the other day, (fuel filter was bad) we replaced the filter easy enough. But it wouldnt start, I checked and found that the carborator was getting gas, and the spark plugs all spark, we got it to start for a few seconds using starter fluid, but it would idle down very quickly, the only way to keep it going for more then a few seconds was to continuously pump the gas, but it would die eventually, and when we got it to start (for the short time) it would blow out a ton of black smoke from the tail pipe, which eventually turned to white when the starter fluid went through it. We couldnt get it running long enough to test if it was the head gasket, but another thing is, while we tried to start it, vapors would not come out of the carb, but they would come out of the oil intake, I guess my question is, what could be wrong with the car?
have the same problem?
Thursday, April 12th, 2012 AT 2:08 AM